Oscar-winning “Room” star Brie Larson falls from the sky and crashes into the roof of a Blockbuster Video in the opening seconds of the official trailer for Marvel’s 2019 superhero flick “Captain Marvel.” Set in the 1990s, the film centers around pilot-turned-superhero Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, and her mission to prevent a shapeshifting alien race called the Skrulls from invading Earth.
Described as one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe, her powers include super strength, flight, and the ability to absorb and radiate energy. Still, she will have to team up with 2016 Stern Show guest Samuel L. Jackson to get the job done. Jackson once again reprises the role of Nick Fury, the super spy and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who will go on to eventually recruit and assemble the Avengers.
"War is a universal language,” Jackson's character says in the trailer (above). “I know a renegade soldier when I see one. It never occurred to me that one might come from above.”
Fury's presence in her story was teased at the end of "Avengers: Infinity War," in post-credit scene hinting he might have a past relationship with Danvers. As “Captain Marvel” is set a decade or so prior to his first appearance alongside Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in “Iron Man,” however, Jackson's character looks a bit different than he has in the other films. For starters, he still has both of his eyes.
Other Marvel vets reprising their roles are Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace, who played Korath and Ronin in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and Clark Gregg, who stars as Agent Phil Coulson in “The Avengers” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” They're joined in “Captain Marvel” by a cast of supporting characters which includes Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”), Jude Law (“The Young Pope”), Gemma Chan (“Crazy Rich Asians”), and McKenna Grace (“I, Tonya”).
Captain Marvel opens March 8, 2019. Watch the trailer (above).